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Background

Gamliel Institute

Student Projects

Soul and Body

A transformational approach to
Chevra Kadisha participation and daily life

Project Abstract

 

This project includes two, 2 hour workshops

in which students learn to change and re-energize their perspectives on life, death, personal relationships and self-understanding.

 

The focus of this course is to awaken awareness in students to include the realm of the soul, thereby transforming life.

 

Emphasis is placed on Chevra Kadisha work but students do not need to have prior involvement in Tahara or other Jewish death practices.

Student Profile

 

Rick Light has taught spiritual development in various ways since 1982.

 

In 1996, he organized

a local Chevra Kadisha, published a Tahara manual in 2000 and then co-founded a pluralistic Jewish burial consortium that serves six Shuls in Northern New Mexico.

 

As a Vice-President of the North American educational organization Kavod v’Nichum, Rick teaches and continues to raise awareness about Jewish death and burial practices at the local, state and national levels.

 

Rick can be reached at:

ricklight.rxl@gmail.com